The man looked at him quizzically as Li Hanlin walked over to the entrance. With two claps of his hands, two prison guards emerged with their police batons.
One of them aimed his baton at his crown and hit hard, sending his head spinning.
The agent ordered, "Prisoner is uncooperative; extortion is needed."
"What do you mean by that?! What are you going to do?!"
The man screamed as he was flipped on his back with the seat he was occupying. The prison guard covered his face with a towel, and pretty soon, he felt water trickling on his face.
Water extortion was deemed as one of the cruelest torture methods in this world.
The towel, which was gradually soaked with water, plastered, heavy and wet, on his face. Due to its high absorbency rate for water, his facial orifices were completely blocked off. It was impossible for him to breathe.
He was in danger of suffocating.
He struggled violently, but with his feet and hands chained, he could not move an inch.
The clanking sound of the metal chains rang loud and clear.
Yun Tianyou leisurely sipped the tea from his cup before he signaled with pursed lips. The agent quickly waved his hand, and the prison guards removed the towel agilely. Luo Hanjin's face was contorted hideously as he fought for fresh air greedily.
"Are you awake now?" the boy asked, proceeding to put down his teacup.
The prison guard hit his shoulder with the baton. "Hey! Are you awake? He's talking to you!"
"A— Awake!" the man answered in terror. "Brother, who are these two?"
"We are no brothers of yours!" The prison guard slapped him angrily. "Just answer every question truthfully. If not, we'll make you suffer!"
"Ye— Yes. I know that now!" He nodded obediently as he cast the little boy a fearful look.
"You'd better behave yourself!" The guard threw a flattering look at Li Hanlin and retreated once more at the latter's signal.
"You wouldn't have suffered if you had just cooperated earlier," Yun Tianyou remarked casually, adding, "You should know what crimes have led you here, right?"
"I know." After the guards' water extortion method, Luo Hanjin knew to behave this time.
Nonetheless, he felt incredulous at the child's overpowering presence. He had nothing but fear and respect for the boy in front of him right now.
"I'm here to find out about two people. You must tell me everything you know about them!"
With that, the boy had the agent dangle two photos in front of the prisoner's eyes.
The man took a frenzied look at the images and immediately recognized the girl in one of them.
He looked at Li Hanlin quizzically. "What about her?"
"Do you remember who adopted her?"
"Of course! The Mu family in the capital. Grandmaster Mu himself came over to fetch her."
"Why was she adopted by Grandmaster Mu?"
"She had a piece of jade, sort of like an heirloom, on her at that time. Grandmaster Mu carried the identical half of it. When he put the two together, they became a complete piece." He thought for a while before continuing, "I remember Grandmaster Mu saying that she is his long-lost relation."
"Did he come to that conclusion with the jade alone?" The agent was doubtful.
Luo Hanjin nodded. "Eh! That jade is unique and is the only one in the world."